Fishing Creek Township

Columbia County, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Fishing Creek Township

Fishing Creek Township founded in 1789, is a second class township located in northeast Columbia County, which is located in northeastern Pennsylvania.

The Township encompasses approximately 29 square miles of area and has 80.21 miles of roads with 54.16 miles being considered township roads. It is a rural township consisting of mainly farms land interspersed with very small communities. The population as of the 2010 census was 1,416. It is a ‘dry’ (no alcoholic establishments) township.

The Township boasts three sets of covered bridges which are listed in the National Register of Historical Places.

News & Notices


FEMA has developed new maps with updated flood zones.  There have been two announcements in the Press.  Residents are asked to review their property location on these maps.  They are available for review at the Township municipal building.  Maps may be reviewed Monday thru Thursday from 8am until Noon.




It is the intention to hold public meetings beginning June 1, 2021 at 6PM.  This may be subject to change if the COVID situation worsens.   Attendees must be fully vaccinated.  Face masks will still be required as well as social distancing.  Agendas will still be posted on the minutes page of this site, as well as business transactions for the past month.  Questions about any Township business may be sent to or by calling office at 570-683-5900 Monday thru Thursday from 8AM until Noon.   



As of February 2, 2021 Fishing Creek Township has appointed Ken Roberts as Floodplain Administrator.  You will need to secure a Pre-construction permit from the Township prior to contacting Mr. Roberts at 570-316-1534.   Any property deemed in the flood zone according to FEMA maps will first secure a permit and map from the Township.  A Building Permit is needed for all construction of any type in the Township.  Contact the Township permit officer with any questions at 570-683-5900, Mon thru Thurs 8am - Noon.